Lloret Mar is known by many for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and countless activities. However, Lloret de Mar, like many other Spanish places, also has a large traditional weekly market where you can buy the best souvenirs, clothes, gadgets and household appliances, at the best prices! In addition, Lloret de Mar also has a large covered market, which is open 6 days a week, filled with the tastiest spices, fresh vegetables and typical Spanish delicacies. So read on to find out more about the market in Lloret de Mar, , where exactly you can find it , when and what to expect!
How did the traditional markets in Catalonia originate?
Already in the Xth century, merchants started to set up stalls in the main streets of villages in Catalonia. These stalls were dependent on the exchange and exchange of products between the traders. However, in the years that followed, the market began to take shape much more as we know it today, by also selling and exchanging products with citizens. The local and traditional weekly markets are therefore still there symbol of the culture and history of Catalonia. Lloret de Mar also continues this beautiful tradition with its 2 markets!
The 2 Markets of Lloret de Mar that are definitely worth a visit!
1. The Mercat Municipal (market) in Lloret de Mar.
Most major cities on the Costa Brava have a large market where daily fresh food such as fruit, vegetables, fish and meat is offered, including in Lloret de Mar. In the Mercat Municipal de Lloret de Mar, you will find a permanent and covered market, with almost everything in the field of fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, fish, spices, but also a drugstore, a hairdresser, diet food, a bakery, a bar, a florist and a beauty salon. Perfect for when you want to enjoy a delicious homemade fresh meal in your holiday home, or a cozy BBQ full of fresh ingredients.
This market is also the perfect place for buying typical Catalan delicacies. Something you should definitely taste is “mato”, a traditional cottage cheese (hut cheese) served with honey and grilled almonds. Of course, the chorizo, olive oil, olives and peppers is highly recommended to taste or to take home. In that case, of course, make sure that you can keep the products fresh and, if you take it to plane travels, take into account your airline's food and drink regulations.
Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm. Friday and Saturday from 8am to 2pm & from 5pm to 8.30pm.
Carrer de la Sénia del Rabic, 37, 17310 Lloret de Mar
2. The weekly Market in Lloret de Mar
Every Tuesday, from 08:00 to 15:00, the weekly (outdoor) market takes place in Lloret de Mar at Avinguda del Rieral. During this morning you can take a lovely walk in the sun along the no less than 150 market stalls. Here you will find a nice assortment of fresh fruit & vegetables, typical Catalan products and of course fresh fish and meat. However, the range is not as wide as in the large market, but you certainly do not have to go hungry after a visit to this market?.
In the weekly market of Lloret de Mar you can also buy, besides delicious fresh assortments, clothing and accessories . Similar quality than in the shops, but much cheaper! T-shirts, (shorts), sweaters, skirts, dresses, swimsuits, towels, shoes, belts, bags, you name it and chances are that you can find them at the market in Lloret de Mar!
Of course you can also indulge yourself at the market in Lloret de mar if you are looking for nice souvenirs for home or nice gadgets for the kids. Nothing is more fun than sniffing around for that real bargain, isn't it ?! However, if you are looking for something really special, take a look at the stalls with characteristic craft and local products, which are sold by the actual producer. Admire the beautiful handmade sculptures or the homemade clothing or embroidery, inquire after the materials and method of preparation. They will happily tell you about this.
Every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Avinguda del Rieral, 17310 Lloret de Mar
Special Market Festivities in Lloret de Mar
As mentioned, the markets on the Costa Brava are a beautiful and centuries-old tradition. A visit to the weekly market is therefore not only a wonderful opportunity to do cheap shopping, but also to discover the inhabitants and culture of Lloret de Mar in a beautiful way. To take you all the way back to the origins of Lloret de Mar and its markets, Lloret de Mar organizes an annual medieval fair, the Fira Medieval.
This “Medieval” market in Lloret de Mar takes place every year around mid-November and, as said, brings Lloret de Mar back to its historical origins. The streets of the city are decorated in medieval times and numerous shows and entertainment are offered. The many stalls offer beautiful crafts, calligraphy, posters, decorative objects, medicinal herbs and food products, all looking back on the Middle Ages. In between your purchases, you can also participate in the city tours, magic shows, falconry and juggling
Lloret de Mar would of course not be Lloret de Mar if it does not also adapt its special festivities to its visitors. There is also a special shop event several times a year, with nice clothing stalls, which lasts until after midnight, discover Lloret Night Shopping!
Lloret Night Shopping (Night Market)
On this day of shopping, you can shop until 00:30 in the streets of Lloret de Mar and enjoy all the festivities. Besides the shops that are open, you will also find lots of nice stalls, fashion shows, dance and song performances, tastings, cocktails, children's activities and much more. Here you will live a truly unique experience shopping experience where you also take advantage of the many special bargains during this event. The dates of this event can be found on the agenda of the event organization, comerciants de lloret, from Lloret de Mar.
Have you not finished discovering and shopping in the markets of Lloret de Mar, or have you missed the weekly market in Lloret de Mar by mistake ?! Don't worry, even in the nearby places Tossa de Mar and Blanes you will find nice weekly markets. Just like in Lloret de Mar you can also shop here for hip (summer) clothing, delicious food, household goods and nice souvenirs. The weekly market of Blanes takes place every Monday, from 08:00 to 09:00 to 14:00, at Passeig de la Marina. The weekly market of Tossa de Mar takes place every Thursday, from 08:00 to 09:00 to 13:00, at the Carrer Víctor Català.
All Weekly Markets in the Costa Brava at a glance:
Monday: Blanes, Cadaqués and Torroella de Montgrí
Tuesday : Lloret de Mar, Palamós, Pals, Castelló d'Empúries and Figueres
Wednesday: Llança Begur, St. Antonio de Calonge and Banyoles
Thursday: Tossa de Mar, L'Estartit, Figueres and Calonge
Friday: Port-Bou, Port de la Selva,, La Bisbal and Platja d'Aro
Saturday: Girona, Calella, Figueres and Mont-Ras, Empuriabrava
Sunday: Rosas, Palafrugell, Tordera, L'Escala, San Feliú de Guixols,
Castello D'Empuries (flea market)
Do you want to know more about the shopping possibilities in Lloret de Mar. Then take a look at “Lloret de Mar Shopping - For the Best Shopping Experience!”
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